​Hello Friends,

​First, my thanks goes out to everyone who endured the traffic in Oakland and persisted in finding a parking space for the February meeting. Also thanks to Demetria Marsh for organizing the program at Phipps, and all the staff of Phipps who were very helpful. I felt the presentation on common pests and ways to control them with the least harmful methods is something of great use to all of us orchid growers.

Most of the short business meeting was devoted to the show, which is covered in a separate article. I am getting excited as the show is now getting close and am looking forward to seeing many friends I only get to see at the show.

See you at the show in March.

Gary VanGelder​

March, 2018

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